Chapter 4: Missing and Exploited
Training and Technical Assistance
MECP continued to provide training and technical assistance through its grantee, FVTC of Appleton, WI. In 1997, 4,100 individuals attended FVTC's training courses on a variety of topics, including investigative techniques, interview strategies, offender and victim profiles, community team investigations, and an overview of available resources to help State and local law enforcement investigate cases of missing, exploited, and abused children. During 1997, FVTC held 25 regional training courses throughout the country, conducted 10 week-long courses for local communities that requested training, and responded to 50 State and local requests for technical assistance. FVTC also implemented the Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center program.